Our Services Team

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Our Services Team 2018-01-08T09:32:47+00:00

Marian Naidoo, Services Director

Marian has a research and development background in health, education and the arts, working extensively within mental health services. Marian has held key posts with the Department of Health and the NHS and The National Social Inclusion Programme. As the National Lead for Arts and Culture for Inclusion and Wellbeing she was responsible for the increasing recognition of the benefits of arts and cultural activity for service users, patients, providers and carers.

Marian is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Bath.


Dr Catherine Zollman, Medical Director

Catherine trained to registrar level in Medical Oncology before qualifying as a GP in 1995. Completed a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at University of Arizona in 2010. Works part-time as an NHS GP and as GP Cancer Lead for the local Clinical Commissioning Group.


Leads a team of integrative Doctors who all work as NHS GPs and Nurses:

  • Dr Duncan Still, Dr Helen Thomas and Dr Natasha Ward.
  • Lead Nurse Tilly Sheeran, working in cancer services since 2005.
  • Treatment Support Nurse Susie Budd, Chemotherapy Senior Staff Nurse at Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre.

Sarah MacDonald, Services Operations Manager

Sarah has worked at Penny Brohn UK since 2003, supporting clients and managing services at the National Centre.  She also teaches QiGong and Meditation.


Sarah leads the Helpline team of volunteers as well as:

  • Hannah Currant, Community Development Lead
  • Sabine Okraffa, Course Leader

Helen French, Senior Living Well Development Manager – South and Counselling team Lead

Helen is a qualified counsellor and clinical supervisor and is experienced in developing counselling services in outreach locations.


Leads a team of experienced counsellors and Living Well development Managers:

  • Alison Peters – Senior Counsellor
  • Allon Stokes, Sue Phillips-Clark, Suzan Hackett, Janet Funnell, Val Phillips
  • Supriya More

Wendy Burley, Lead Nutritional Therapist

Wendy has worked at Penny Brohn since 2010. She completed her Nutritional Therapy training in 1999, and has led wellbeing workshops since the 1980s.


Leads a team of experienced therapists and facilitators including:

  • Elena Yates, Victoria Kubiak and Janey Twigger, Nutritional Therapists
  • Markus Heimpel, Shiatsu Practitioner and Course Leader
  • Michele Eve, Healer and Retreat Leader
  • Roz Chissick, Healer
  • Sarah Brown, Reflexologist and Course Leader
  • Alex Turner, Acupuncture, Shiatsu and Qi gong Practitioner
  • Brendagh O’ Sullivan, Acupuncture, Biodanza Teacher
  • Viv Morris, Massage Therapist and Tai Chi Practitioner
  • Professor Leslie Bunt, MBE, Music Therapist